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Ex-Tottenham star: “Harry Kane is the world’s best striker”

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Harry Kane is the world’s greatest striker and has the potential to surpass England legend Alan Shearer, says Darren Anderton.

Kane has been one of the most prolific forwards in European football across recent seasons, and confirmed his place among the elite by taking home the 2018 World Cup Golden Boot.

The 25-year-old has bagged an impressive 164 goals in 249 appearances for Spurs across all competitions. Aside from that, Kane is in the running to finish as the Premier League’s top scorer for the third time in four seasons.

Therefore, Real Madrid have been frequently linked with a move for Kane as they continue to struggle without Cristiano Ronaldo’s goals.

And former Spurs midfielder Anderton believes there is no striker out there better than Kane right now. Furthermore, the 47-year-old his tipping him to surpass the Premier League’s record scorer Shearer.

“Harry Kane is the best striker in the world and a winner,” Anderton told 888Sport.

“You can rely on him and trust him. Of course, he’s an incredible talent but it’s his character I think – his mindset and desire – that makes him second to none. That’s why he’s the player he is and England captain.

“He’s a good lad with both feet firmly on the ground and he’s everything you want from your star player. Of course, there are always going to be worries with a player of that calibre because other clubs will want him but I’m more than confident that Harry will want to stay with Spurs and achieve everything he wants to achieve at Spurs.

“For me, he’s got the potential to be better than Shearer, I mean he really is that good. He’s world class already and if he continues in that vein he’ll break every goalscoring record going and achieve whatever he wants. Who knows where his career will take him?

“I always come back though to his mentality. He does have that Shearer thing where he doesn’t get bullied by big centre-backs, he throws them all over the park.

“He’s also quicker than people give him credit for. He’ll make runs into the channels. He comes deep to be the linkman.

“Then, at the end of the day, he’s in the box scoring goals as well. He can also score every goal: 20 yarders, headers, curlers. He does it all and, for me, there isn’t a flaw in his game.”

LONDON – NOVEMBER 8: Darren Anderton of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring the first goal during the FA Barclaycard Premiership match between Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur at Highbury stadium on November 8, 2003 in London. (Photo by Phil Cole/Getty Images)